Crowe Gives New Bands A Boost On Film Soundtrack

Film-maker and music lover CAMERON CROWE is using the soundtrack for his latest film to highlight the talents of artists he discovered while making the project.

The ALMOST FAMOUS director has included tracks by unknown acts alongside new tunes written for his film ELIZABETHTOWN by RYAN ADAMS, TOM PETTY and FLEETWOOD MAC star LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM.

He even invited one new group, I NINE, to sing the film's theme tune, SAME IN ANY LANGUAGE, which Crowe penned with his wife, HEART singer NANCY WILSON.

The director also includes a track by newcomers WHEAT and HELEN STELLAR, who both sent Crowe demos as he started the film and the tracks he has included on the soundtrack were tunes he listened to repeatedly while making the project.


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J.j. Abrams Asked Cameron Crowe For Tom Cruise Directing Advice 3621647 News

J.J. Abrams turned to Cameron Crowe for advice on working with Tom Cruise before they began filming Mission: Impossible Iii in a bid to calm his nerves about directing the acting icon.

The 2006 action epic marked Abrams' feature debut as a director and he was so worried about butting heads with the superstar, he called on Crowe - who helmed Cruise's Vanilla Sky and Jerry Maguire - for tips on how to manage the hunk on set.

He tells Playboy magazine, "Before I started, I called Cameron Crowe, whom I know, and asked him his advice, since he'd made two movies with Tom. He just said, 'Brother, you are going to be spoiled.' I was like, 'All right,' not quite knowing what he meant."

Abrams was pleasantly surprised by Cruise's professionalism and he's now got nothing but praise for the actor.

He says, "I now know he (Crowe) was right. Tom is the hardest-working, most focused, generous, passionate-about-the-form collaborator I could imagine. He's someone who gave me my first shot directing a movie. No one would have done that but him.

"It was a huge first movie to do, but I was never scared. I was always excited about it because I felt everything I had been working on was sort of preparing me for that. And Tom made it an amazing experience. I was a first-time feature director, and before we started shooting Tom said, 'I'm your actor; you're the director.' I remember being warned by a number of very experienced people in the business that a producer-star with a first-time director gets really ugly, so get ready. I'll tell you that there was not a day on that movie when Tom was not supportive, encouraging, collaborative, excited. He never mandated anything. He never insisted on things going a certain way. There was nothing I ever asked him to do that he wouldn't do. There were things I asked him not to do because he was so willing to put himself physically in danger. I would be like, 'There's not a f**king chance you're going through that window. If you get cut...' But he was always about the better idea."

And despite Cruise's controversial allegiance to Scientology, Abrams insists the actor never pushed his personal beliefs on others while on set: "He has never in any way mandated or tried to push any of that. You heard stories that there were Scientology tents and things on War of the Worlds. That never existed in my experience with him, ever. All I will say is that he's got a huge heart, and he's a generous and good guy."

J.J. Abrams turned to Cameron Crowe for advice on working with Tom Cruise before they began filming Mission: Impossible Iii in a bid to calm his nerves about directing the acting icon.

The 2006 action epic marked Abrams' feature debut as a director and he was so worried about butting heads with the superstar, he called on Crowe - who helmed Cruise's Vanilla Sky and Jerry Maguire - for tips on how to manage the hunk on set.

He tells Playboy magazine, "Before I started, I called Cameron Crowe, whom I know, and asked him his advice, since he'd made two movies with Tom. He just said, 'Brother, you are going to be spoiled.' I was like, 'All right,' not quite knowing what he meant."

Abrams was pleasantly surprised by Cruise's professionalism and he's now got nothing but praise for the actor.

He says, "I now know he (Crowe) was right. Tom is the hardest-working, most focused, generous, passionate-about-the-form collaborator I could imagine. He's someone who gave me my first shot directing a movie. No one would have done that but him.

"It was a huge first movie to do, but I was never scared. I was always excited about it because I felt everything I had been working on was sort of preparing me for that. And Tom made it an amazing experience. I was a first-time feature director, and before we started shooting Tom said, 'I'm your actor; you're the director.' I remember being warned by a number of very experienced people in the business that a producer-star with a first-time director gets really ugly, so get ready. I'll tell you that there was not a day on that movie when Tom was not supportive, encouraging, collaborative, excited. He never mandated anything. He never insisted on things going a certain way. There was nothing I ever asked him to do that he wouldn't do. There were things I asked him not to do because he was so willing to put himself physically in danger. I would be like, 'There's not a f**king chance you're going through that window. If you get cut...' But he was always about the better idea."

And despite Cruise's controversial allegiance to Scientology, Abrams insists the actor never pushed his personal beliefs on others while on set: "He has never in any way mandated or tried to push any of that. You heard stories that there were Scientology tents and things on War of the Worlds. That never existed in my experience with him, ever. All I will say is that he's got a huge heart, and he's a generous and good guy."

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Rachel McAdams Joins Cameron Crowe Movie: Is It The New 'Jerry Maguire'? 3602285 News

Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to join Cameron Crowe's still untitled movie, about a military contractor on a top-secret mission in Hawaii. Bradley Cooper plays the contractor who is teamed with an Air Force pilot, played by Emma Stone. According to Deadline, the film tonally falls somewhere between "Almost Famous" and "Jerry Maguire."

McAdams has signed on for an interesting year - she stars in Terrence Malik's new movie To The Wonder, which looks bizarre, and will feature alongside Noomi Rapace in Brian De Palma's B-movie 'Passion'. Oh, and there's also Anton Corbijn's thriller A Most Wanted Man, which should land on the festival circuit this year. One thing's for sure, McAdams has told her agent that she wants to make arthouse movies. 

Cameron Crowe is working with producer Scott Rudin on the new film, which they are making with Sony Pictures. Crowe wrote the script himself and is looking to start principal photography at the beginning of October. The movie should be out midway through 2014, all ready for awards season. By the time it hits theaters, three years will have passed since Crowe's last directorial out, 'We Bought A Zoo'. That movie starred Matt Damon as a father who moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo, with the help of one Ms Scarlett Johansson. It garnered mixed reviews from critics.

Cameron CroweCameron Crowe Has Apparently Signed Up Rachel McAdams For His New Movie

Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to join Cameron Crowe's still untitled movie, about a military contractor on a top-secret mission in Hawaii. Bradley Cooper plays the contractor who is teamed with an Air Force pilot, played by Emma Stone. According to Deadline, the film tonally falls somewhere between "Almost Famous" and "Jerry Maguire."

McAdams has signed on for an interesting year - she stars in Terrence Malik's new movie To The Wonder, which looks bizarre, and will feature alongside Noomi Rapace in Brian De Palma's B-movie 'Passion'. Oh, and there's also Anton Corbijn's thriller A Most Wanted Man, which should land on the festival circuit this year. One thing's for sure, McAdams has told her agent that she wants to make arthouse movies. 

Cameron Crowe is working with producer Scott Rudin on the new film, which they are making with Sony Pictures. Crowe wrote the script himself and is looking to start principal photography at the beginning of October. The movie should be out midway through 2014, all ready for awards season. By the time it hits theaters, three years will have passed since Crowe's last directorial out, 'We Bought A Zoo'. That movie starred Matt Damon as a father who moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo, with the help of one Ms Scarlett Johansson. It garnered mixed reviews from critics.

Cameron CroweCameron Crowe Has Apparently Signed Up Rachel McAdams For His New Movie

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Crowe Still Cringes At Steve Miller Interview 1906409 News <p>Music journalist-turned-movie director CAMERON CROWE was only once forced to end an interview with a rock star early, when his young age appeared to irk STEVE MILLER.</p> <p> Crowe, whose latest film is ELIZABETHTOWN, started out as a music journalist in his mid-teens writing for Rolling Stone magazine.</p> <p> And one time, as a 17-year-old in the mid-1970s, Crowe was horrified when interviewee Miller snubbed him for being too young to know anything about his music.</p> <p> He says, "The disastrous one was Steve Miller, who was a friend of (Rolling Stone editor) JANN WENNER.</p> <p> "I really wanted to do well for Jann. But when I showed up, Steve Miller had a big problem with me being 17 years old.</p> <p> "He was like, 'Tell me how you know my music.' And I said, 'Everybody knows your music.' He said, 'But you're only 17.' And I said, 'Your fans are 17.'</p> <p> "It got ugly and weird from there. I forget how it ended but I think I was dismissed. It was the only time that ever happened.</p> <p> "Everyone else I interviewed thought, 'Wow, you actually buy my records.'" </p> <p>Music journalist-turned-movie director CAMERON CROWE was only once forced to end an interview with a rock star early, when his young age appeared to irk STEVE MILLER.</p> <p> Crowe, whose latest film is ELIZABETHTOWN, started out as a music journalist in his mid-teens writing for Rolling Stone magazine.</p> <p> And one time, as a 17-year-old in the mid-1970s, Crowe was horrified when interviewee Miller snubbed him for being too young to know anything about his music.</p> <p> He says, "The disastrous one was Steve Miller, who was a friend of (Rolling Stone editor) JANN WENNER.</p> <p> "I really wanted to do well for Jann. But when I showed up, Steve Miller had a big problem with me being 17 years old.</p> <p> "He was like, 'Tell me how you know my music.' And I said, 'Everybody knows your music.' He said, 'But you're only 17.' And I said, 'Your fans are 17.'</p> <p> "It got ugly and weird from there. I forget how it ended but I think I was dismissed. It was the only time that ever happened.</p> <p> "Everyone else I interviewed thought, 'Wow, you actually buy my records.'" </p> 9th November 2005 2682081
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